First ownership with Athletic and first goal. He got it Alex Berenguer, the only rojiblanco signing, on Sunday in the San Mamés match with Levante. The winger for whom Torino was paid 10 million euros plus 1.5 million in variables, had already made his debut as a lion in Mendizorroza against Alavés, but he had been able to do little in 12 minutes of play and as the game was.
Of this immediate impact achieved by Barañain, on the first occasion in which Gaizka Garitano He has enrolled him in the eleven, only five other lions can boast in the League so far this century. Is about Joseba del Olmo, Markel Susaeta, Raúl García, Peru Nolaskoain and Asier Villalibre.
Berenguer opened the can against Levante in the 68th minute after a head fight won by Raúl García, long pass from Dani Garcia, fight hand to hand with Shutter and cross shot to beat Koke Vegas.
Susaeta, who traveled the entire Athletic ladder from fry to the first team, was a starter for the first time in the league on the second day of the 2007-08 season. An appointment that ended in defeat (3-1) against Barça at the Camp Nou. The rojiblanco winger scored his target in the 71st minute, taking advantage of a clearance from Victor Valdes.
In the 2008-2009 season, Joseba Del Olmo, signed from Eibar, scored at the Estadio Juegos del Mediterráneo in his first start with Joaquin Caparrós. His goal in the 66th minute cut distances in the match of the 20th match that was lost (2-1) against Almería. He received a long pass and beat Diego Alves on the run in one on one.
The other three lions who have managed to score in their first start belong to the current squad. Raul Garcia He did it on the third day of the 2015-16 campaign, recently signed from Atlético de Madrid, in the triumph (3-1) against Getafe. He saw the door in the 23rd minute, heading a pass from Susaeta.
Nolaskoain, rising from Bilbao Athletic, also signed up for this quick baptism in the victory (2-1) of the first league match of the 2018-19 season against Leganés in San Mamés. He scored in the 27th minute, fitting a corner at the near post.
Before Berenguer, the last had been Villalibre. The one from Gernika, after his reset in the subsidiary, made his as much in his debut as a starter, on matchday 21, in the tie to one last season against Espanyol. He left his signature in the 12th minute in a rehearsed play in a corner.